*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.*
“Vi Solaris… You have done nothing wrong. The burden on you is one that no one can understand, not even I. And you handle it with all the grace of your forefathers. You do your parents proud.”
WAAAAAH! Can you guys hear my sobs? Because those are some of the most beautiful words I’ve ever read and my heart broke into a million pieces over them.
Anyway, I. AM. MIND. BLOWN. over here.
I have lost count of how many books I’ve read of Elise’s so I have no idea what to say anymore except this: She still manages to surprise me with every single one. I won’t go into detail about anything, of course, but I am in absolute awe of how her mind works. Every word, every sentence… every single movement in each page reads with such powerful purpose, I can’t even put it into words. It makes me weirdly proud and honored to be reading her works at all. (All hail the Queen!)
This world specifically is just so deliciously complex that I never want to see it end, even though I know it has to do just that at some point.
The last book left me REELING so hard that it took me a few months to fully wrap my mind around (and accept) what had just happened, resulting in me taking so long in finishing this book. That, and also the fact that I wasn’t in a fantasy mood for a while. BUT, I am back into this world, just in time to have seen book 5 released. I have it in my hands now but I am so scared to read it… I am so not ready to let these characters go!!!!!
One of the things I will say about Vi though is that that woman is NOT healthy for my sanity. All of her actions gave me SO MUCH ANXIETY, that I could barely keep myself from reading this with fingers over my eyes. I know that’s impossible but she had me on the edge of my seat with everything she did. If I had to call her something, it would have to be: Frustratingly Heroic.
I also have to mention that the way this series is written, nothing and nobody is safe which added to my anxiety for sure. I can only hope I make it through the next book with my wits somewhat intact, or else I might just have to give up on fantasy. (jk, but not really?)
Aaaand, once again, I have to honorably mention my hunk of a man, Taavin, and how he drives me absolutely crazy. Everything that comes out of his ridiculously handsome mouth is such perfection that I melt during every single scene he’s in, without fail. Oh, and everything he DOES is such perfection too. Ugh.
I’ll just see myself out before I find out a way to steal him away from Vi….